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What is cognitive conflict approach to teaching?

According to Piaget, knowledge is constructed when a learner encounters input from the environment and incorporates the new experiences to his/her existing schemes and mental structures (assimilation). When this new assimilated information conflicts with previously formed mental structures, the result is called disequilibrium – a cognitive conflict. This state of disequilibrium motivates the learner to… Read More »

Analyzing and explaining mathematical thinking and learning

There are four general perspectives one can analyze and explain mathematical thinking and learning.These views should be seen not as competing but complementing each other. The four are: Mathematics: where the focus is on the rules and norms of the mathematical research community. Mathematics education: where the focus is on the individual and social processes in… Read More »

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